0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2014 10:22 AM by sysadmin1138

    SOAP and JSON APIs return different results for the same endpoint.


      We've been making use of the API for various scripting things, and have had some luck. I built a perl-based script to do some automated tasks, and leveraged the sample code in the SDK. Worked!


      Now I'm attempting to build a more robust toolkit, but in Ruby. There isn't any ruby sample code in the SDK, so I'm relying on the documentation to build what I need. Due to complexity, I'd hoped to use the REST api as that's pretty easy to get going in Ruby. However, the work has gone slow.


      Right now I have a POST request that looks like this:


      POST /SolarWinds/InformationService/v3/Json/Query HTTP/1.1

      Accept: */*

      Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate

      Authorization: Basic [creds]

      Content-Type: application/json

      Content-Length: 110

      User-Agent: Ruby



      {"query":"SELECT NodeID from ORION.Nodes Where NodeName=@NodeName","parameters":{"NodeName":"dub-p-master"}}


      This is returning 403-Forbidden. This is the same query I'm successfully using in the SOAP script, using the same user. The above request matches the documented POST request pretty closely:


      POST https://localhost:17778/SolarWinds/InformationService/v3/Json/Query HTTP/1.1

      Authorization: Basic YWRtaW46

      User-Agent: curl/7.20.0 (i386-pc-win32) libcurl/7.20.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3

      Host: localhost:17778

      Accept: */*

      Content-Type: application/json

      Content-Length: 130


      {"query":"SELECT Uri FROM Orion.Pollers WHERE PollerID=@p ORDER BY PollerID WITH ROWS 1 TO 3 WITH TOTALROWS","parameters":{"p":9}}


      There are a few differences, such as the existence of the Accept-Encoding header, a different User-Agent, and the lack of a full URL on the POST line. Are these differences meaningful for the REST API, or are permissions handled a bit differently using that method?


      Orion Platform 2014.2.1, SAM 6.1.1, QoE 1.0, IPAM 4.1, NPM 11.0.1, WPM 2.1.0, IVIM 1.11.0